Post Hospitalisation Home Support

The Challenge

Discharge from hospital can be planned or advised at short notice ahead of a weekend. Hospitals are keen to fast track discharge for various reasons. Returning to your home without additional support is less than ideal at a time when you want to recuperate and regain your independence.


How Can We Assist?

  • Meet you at the hospital ahead of discharge and take instructions for preparing your residence, shopping for food supplies and running errands
  • Accompany you from hospital on your way back home
  • Assist you in the early hours / days post discharge by extending trusted companionship, provide personal care, liaise with family / Doctor / Pharmacy as well as community nurses, physiotherapists and other allied health professionals.
  • We are able to put in place nursing oversight either for set time/date or on as on call.
  • Typically, a single Companion will support you to regain independence within framework of a restorative care model.
  • Your companion will be only too happy to function as an extended member of your household or a trusted friend. Your companion will do as much or as little as you require. Companions can accompany you to outpatient appointments, take you around to see friends or run errands on your behalf.

Next Steps

  • Contact us for a preliminary chat and register your care request
  • Your service delivery manager will coordinate with you a time to meet either pre or post discharge and complete a short term companionship / personal care / household management care plans
  • Your Companion is assigned and visitation commences with a focus on a restorative model aimed at assisting you in regaining your independence.

Additional Information

  • No referral is necessary when engaging The Good Companion
  • Typical referrals for this service are made by Hospital Charge Nurses & Community based Social Workers
  • We work alongside funded agencies
  • Engage The Good Companion to deliver as much or as little as you require
  • Services can stop / re-start at any point in time as required by you

You want a friendly, skilled and consistent Support worker in the comfort of your own space? Engage a TGCA support professional. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

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Providing Disability Services, Aged Care Support & Companionship.

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